قاطع على نفسه باربعين اشكوتي

English translation: He redeemed himself by paying forty scudi.

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Arabic term or phrase:قاطع على نفسه باربعين اشكوتي
English translation:He redeemed himself by paying forty scudi.
Entered by: Irene Grita

16:19 Oct 18, 2010
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History / manuscript 1617
Arabic term or phrase: قاطع على نفسه باربعين اشكوتي
This sentence is reported in several handwritten letters of XVI century. These letters were written by relatives of muslim slaves captured during sea battles in Mediterranean sea and addressed to those slaves. The sentence should relate to a request for money to pay the freeing of the captive. I thought the sense is that "he bound himself for forty scutes"
Irene Grita
Italy
Local time: 07:43
He redeemed himself by paying forty scudi.
Explanation:
Scudo is a unit of currency used at medieval times.

Scudo is singular and Scudi is the Plural form

It was a ransom for freeing himself from captivity
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He redeemed himself by paying forty scudi.


Explanation:
Scudo is a unit of currency used at medieval times.

Scudo is singular and Scudi is the Plural form

It was a ransom for freeing himself from captivity

macyemen
Local time: 09:43
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